Skip to comments.UPDATED: Man trying to force his way into White City home shot dead(OR)
Posted on 08/20/2012 7:45:12 PM PDT by marktwain
A man who tried to force his way into a home at 7898 Andrea Drive in White City this afternoon was shot dead by the home's resident, according to Jackson County sheriff's deputies.
Sheriff's spokeswoman Andrea Carlson said the victim had been knocking on several doors in the neighborhood and was trying to force his way into the yellow and white home when he was shot at about 1:25 p.m. Investigators are still trying to determine where the man was wounded and by how many bullets, but they came from a large-caliber revolver, she said.
Carlson said investigators would not release information about the victim until his next of kin had been notified. She did not identify the man who lived at the home but said he had been taken into custody for questioning.
Updated 3:35 p.m.: Friends have identified the alleged shooter as Norm Thomas, 66, a career military man retired from the U.S. Air Force who would not have shot unless he had to.
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Along with those committing the crimes. :D
Getting killed while breaking into a house does not make one a victim.
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She did not identify the man who lived at the home but said he had been taken into custody for questioning.
What a bunch of BS. Defend your life and home, and be taken in for questioning? Something very wrong with this picture
“I was afraid for my life. May I speak to an attorney, please?”
That’s Racist! The whole city, obviously!
large-caliber revolver. I like the way those words roll off your tongue.
We know people who live around that area, they call White City “Felony Flats”. I am not surprised the homeowner was armed and ready.
Attempting to break into a house in rural Oregon is a death wish.
Pray for America
I work in the area and there are times that you can smell the ether from crack manufacturing going on. Not to mention White City was once Camp White, a large WWII training facility and Japanese internment camp.
The base is now gone, however the VA still runs the Domiciliary that houses 100’s of GI’s & ex GI’s going through drug rehab.
Generally, White City is the arm pit of Oregon.
The County Sheriff’s office is located here as well.....go figure.
Armed? Shit yea! 44mag w/talons
A death wish indeed. I was talking with my sister in Oregon on the phone Sunday. I might be moving in with her when I retire in the near future. She lives in the hills outside town in the central Willamette Valley in western OR.
She said that pretty much everybody around has guns, and she could hear gunfire from several directions as we were talking. Large caliber hunting rifles, shotguns and rapid-fire small caliber.
My bil has a ccw and does carry, because there are petty thieves around who have stolen from him, and he dreams of catching them. They have shotguns, a .30-.30, a 30 cal carbine, a .30 carbine automag III that’s just for fun, and my sister keeps a .38 revolver for her own protection.
Automatic large caliber Revolver.
Automatic large caliber revolver
Wounded? No, he daid. Who cares about "where" and "how many"? That's the coroner's job if he daid. The only important part is "large-caliber revolver."